As Economy Improves, Poroshenko Leads in Polls

UKRAINE - Report 06 Dec 2017 by Vladimir Dubrovskiy and Dmytro Boyarchuk

Fresh voter polls are giving President Petro Poroshenko the best chance of winning the 2019 presidential race. Ukrainians seem to see that Poroshenko is not perfect, but he can claim some positive achievements, like the visa-free regime with the EU. Given the improving economic situation, he’s likely to strengthen his position over the next year or so. Among popular measures he plans to benefit from is a tax on withdrawn capital — effectively a tax on dividends. The corporate profit tax offers plenty of interpretation room for the Tax Administration — and therefore corruption opportunities...

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